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TPP/CSD Program with Brent Sadler

November 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

TPP and the Center for the Study of Democracy present an evening with

Brent Sadler, author.

Full registration link: https://paxpartnership.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/paxpartnership/event.jsp?event=799&

About the Speaker

Brent Droste Sadler is the author of “U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century – A New Strategy for Facing the Chinese and Russian Threat.” He is a retired submariner and advisor to senior Naval Commanders and the DoD. Currently, he is a Senior Research Fellow, Naval Warfare and Advanced Technology at the Center for National Defense.
To view Sadler’s full bio, please click here.

U.S. Naval Institute’s Book Overview

This nation’s Cold War and Global War on Terror defense structures need an update.  U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century provides such a framework for the changed world we live in, offering a detailed roadmap that shows how the United States can field a war-winning fleet that can also compete aggressively in peacetime against dangerous competitors unlike any the nation has faced before.

Brent Sadler presents a compelling new strategy and organizing approach that he calls naval statecraft, which acknowledges the centrality and importance of the maritime domain. While similar in scale and scope to Cold War containment strategies against the Soviets, naval statecraft is much more. It must be to challenge China’s involvement in global supply chains, which gives that country significant financial heft and influence around the world.  Unlike what existed during of the Cold War, however, Sadler provides a unique vision for competing with China and Russia.

Rather than simply calling for better coordinated U.S. diplomacy, military operations, and economic statecraft, Sadler argues for integrating the levers of national power coherently and in a sustainable way.  This is no small feat, and his approach is informed by a long career rich in working with various agencies of government, foreign militaries (including hostile ones), and our allies.  It is an approach imminently appropriate to our times but comes with a realization that the nation is not ready for the competition it faces from China and Russia.

The book is a valuable contribution to the national debate over how best to respond to China’s rise and Russia’s antagonisms.

To view the full book review/article, please visit: https://www.usni.org/press/books/us-naval-power-21st-century


→ Registration is complimentary for all attendees.
 Attendees do not have to be TPP members

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For any questions or concerns, please reach out to TPP Programs & STEM Manager, Danielle Moore danielle.moore@paxpartnership.org.


November 29, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


St. Mary’s Hall – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
47458 Trinity Church Road
Saint Mary's City, 20686
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